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Glossary Results for Word "Dining Car"

Dining Car A carriage provided for serving meals to passengers. Except for two third class cars with pantries, which were 68ft long, LNWR and WCJSExplain 'WCJS – West Coast Joint Stock' dining cars became standardised at 65ft long, like the sleeping cars; many also had a kitchen. The separate kitchen car was a post-grouping development, apart from three built for the American SpecialsExplain 'American Special (1)' in 1908. All WCJS and most LNWR cars had clerestory roofsExplain 'Clerestory Roof'. They were shown in the marshalling circularExplain 'Marshalling Circular' by the meal which would be served — Breakfast Car, Luncheon Car or Dining Car.